Category Archives: architecture

I think it’s time for a lino print…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word entablature. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lino print in oil based ink on nice thin Kizuki paper about A4 in size. Is it ‘contrasty’ enough for you dear reader? … Continue reading

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Delete, delete, delete, ha ha ha!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is bell capital – a form of capital of which the chief characteristic is a reversed bell between the shaft or necking and the upper moulding. The bell is often enriched with ornate … Continue reading

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Phone box aesthetics and nice mozzarella…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: broccoli burgundy, yammer yellow, gleek green, oubliette orange, baloo brown, menhir mauve, and that special deep shade of ultra violet that only I in the world can see. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yesterday I … Continue reading

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A weir with swans…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s architectural term is Tholos – the dome of a circular building, or the building itself. e.g., the dome of a Mycenaean tomb. Unfortunately the Mycenaean tomb I found in my garden didn’t have its tholos … Continue reading

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What I did on my day off…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: frolicsome, helminthic, choliambic, sexennial, tryptic, and sweaty. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I have always liked Op Art from the 1960s. When I saw there was an exhibition of it at Tate Liverpool I thought … Continue reading

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Shredded white and ancient history…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: moon mauve, rapacious red, wallaby white, grunting grey, octave orange, and that funny dirty yellow ochre that someone has sprayed on their grey wheelie bin. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, today I think we’ll … Continue reading

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How very bloody annoying!…

But first… Dulltown, UK: today’s instruction is to learn to juggle and then go into dentist’s waiting rooms a couple of days a week to cheer everyone up with your new skill – grin as you juggle, and wear a … Continue reading

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